Covid-19 vaccination kicks off...

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Covid-19 vaccination kicks off

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:08 PM, 27 January 2021   Updated: 05:11 PM, 27 January 2021

Photo Collected from BTV

Photo Collected from BTV

The much-awaited Covid-19 vaccination program has started today. With this, Bangladesh has joined the world today in the vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic with the stock of vaccine doses in hand.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the vaccination program at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital by the virtual presence from Ganobhaban on Wednesday afternoon.

The Prime Minister witnessed the first five people being vaccinated in a video conference.

The program has been inaugurated by vaccinating a nurse named Runu Beronica Costa, a senior staff nurse at Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka. Then 4 more people were vaccinated. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated each of them. 

Later in this hospital, according to the national list, five more people of different professions will be vaccinated in each of the priority classes. After that, the app ‘Surokkha’ will be opened to the public to register for the vaccination. Government enlisted people who want to get vaccinated can register there.

The vaccine will be given only in Kurmitola General Hospital today. The initial vaccination program will start on Thursday in the remaining four hospitals. 

It is worth to be mentioned that the ‘Covishield’ made by Oxford-AstraZeneca, gifted by the Government of India, arrived in the country on January 20. 

The first 5 million doses of 30 million vaccines purchased by the government arrived in the country on Monday. Of this - 6 million doses will be given in the first month, 5 million will be given in the second month and another 6 million doses will be given in the third month. Those who receive the vaccine in the first month will be given a second dose in the third month. According to the agreement, Beximco Pharmaceuticals will deliver all vaccines from Dhaka to civil surgeons in 64 districts of the country.

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